One of the biggest issues with Topher Grace being cast as Eddie Brock in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 3 was that he looked ridiculous as a hulked-out Venom, especially to those who grew up reading the comics. Thankfully, Tom Hardy was cast as the title character in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff, which is the next R-rated comic venture.
When the first teaser trailer was shared, everyone went into a fervored panic – where the hell was the symbiote known as Venom? Did Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer make a comic book movie about Eddie Brock riding a motorcycle instead of Venom? There was widespread fear and panic all over social media, which is sort of ridiculous considering it was just a teaser trailer. With that said, it was disappointing and led to more questions than excitement. As a teaser goes, it was a huge letdown.
Thankfully, Sony has responded in epic fashion, sharing their new Venom trailer at CinemaCon. A single shot has leaked and oh boy does it deliver the goods. Those of you who wanted to see Todd McFarlane’s nasty creation come to life, you got it…making times a billion. He looks nasty and I can’t wait to see him in action. Click the aforementioned link to see Venom in all his glory and then tell us below if it meets your expectations. UPDATE: Oh, hey,
HERE’S THE FULL TRAILER! Trailer removed.
In theaters October 5, 2018, Woody Harrelson is rumored to be playing Cletus Kasady, who becomes the vicious symbiote known as Carnage, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.
Written by David Michelinie and drawn by Mark Bagley, as well as Ron Lim and Sam Delarosa, the movie is inspired by “Venom: Lethal Protector”, a six-episode limited series that notably reinvented Venom from a Spider-Man villain to a Marvel Comics anti-hero. In it, Venom moves from New York City to San Francisco after coming to an agreement with his former foe Spider-Man. (IGN)
As for “Planet of the Symbiotes”, another inspiration, Eddie Brock’s relationship is with his symbiote and the influence it has on him is explored. Also written by Michelinie, “Planet of the Symbiotes” follows Venom fighting an army of symbiotes with the help of Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider.